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Army MPs seek to quit under new law

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th May 2004 03:00 AM

UPDF officers holding constituency seats in Parliament have asked to be allowed to automatically retire when the UPDF Bill is enacted.

UPDF officers holding constituency seats in Parliament have asked to be allowed to automatically retire when the UPDF Bill is enacted.

By Cyprian Musoke

UPDF officers holding constituency seats in Parliament have asked to be allowed to automatically retire when the UPDF Bill is enacted.

Defence and internal affairs committee chairman Simon Mayende yesterday said the officers expressed fear that the army commissions and promotions board may not allow them to retire, if they applied.

He said they wanted to retire into civilian politics after the transition to multiparty politics.

Mayende said they included East African assembly member Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Maj. John Kazoora, Maj. Bright Rwamirama, Capt. Guma Gumisiriza, Capt. David Matovu and Capt. Charles Byaruhanga.

“They are serving under the Movement because it is non partisan but under the new law, they will have to resign, if they are to run for their constituencies,” Mayende said.

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Army MPs seek to quit under new law

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